Lot 519: A FRENCH ART DECO JEWEL AND ENAMEL MOUNTED HARDSTONE VANITY, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1930 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Chinoiserie-style mounts pavé with rose diamonds and set with cabochon emeralds within red enamel borders, marked on clasps, body with cracks. Together with nephrite lipstick case incorporating a whistle, two-color gold mounts set with rose diamonds and cabochon rubies, and a nephrite letter opener with gold blade and translucent red enamel collar, handle mounted with small faceted rubies. 3 pieces.
first with repaired cracks to body as noted, chip at one hinge, some losses to red enamel borders, lipstick good condition, letter opener missing one stone from handle, small chip to enamel collar
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Dimensions: length of first 3 1/2 in.